Author Topic: 2 WHR-HP-G54 running in WDS. 2nd unit only has about 1/10th the bandwidth???  (Read 903 times)

Redgtxdi

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So I set up a couple of these in WDS.  They definitely work, but disappointingly the 2nd one only gets about 1/10th the upload/download speed of the 1st one.

 

1st one speedtest is 20Mbps down & 2Mbps up

 

2nd one speedtest is 1.5Mbps down & .5 up

 

I know the 2nd router is supposed to lose about half the speed.....but 80-90%??  Geeez Loueeez.

 

Any ideas??

 

TIA


PCPiranha

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Try different wireless channels.


Redgtxdi

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Well, I actually thought about that, though I'll still try it.  However......this is in a pretty rural area so definitely not much (if any) interference going on.

 

They're currently running on channel 6, so channels 3 & 11 are the only other legitimate channels to try, correct?


Redgtxdi

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Well, it looks like it was more about proximity between the 2 routers.  I moved to a new location (despite a female voice in my ear screaming opposition) and I was able to go from 1/0.5 to 3.5/1.0 which will be much better for potential VOIP use in that remote area.

 

Channels didn't seem to matter much and ultimately I ended up back at channel 6 again.  It seemed to consistently have best results so I'm just gonna stick with 6 for now.

 

So if your WDS setup is losing too much bandwidth at the 2nd router, try putting the routers closer together if possible & test to see if that's the issue.

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